2019 Service Above Self Surrey Youth (SASSY) Awards

Celebrate youth who are making a difference in our community.

"Service Above Self" by Surrey Youth

The 2022 SASSY Awards were presented on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 during BC Youth Week. There were 140 attendees at Surrey City Hall to celebrate 43 nominees in six award categories.

The 12th annual awards featured performances by the Semiahmoo Secondary Jazz Combo, Soloist Karishma Deo, along with SASSY alumni, dancer Emma Misak and singer song-writer Richard Tichelman to round out the evening’s entertainment.

Proceeds from the SASSY Awards support Rotary youth programs like Interact and Rotaract, where youth from our community lead projects locally and globally to help make the world a better place.  

2022 Award Recipients

Each award recipient received a $1,000 award, a $500 donation to a Registered Canadian Charity of their choice, and a SASSY trophy.

Arts & Culture Leadership

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Jiye Choi

As the president of the Arts Council, a leader and an artist, Jiye has strived to better her community through her involvement.  She collaborated on a school-wide art installation and organized a multi grade speed painting battle.

Community Service

profile of Alyssa Hai

Alyssa Hai

Alyssa is a swimming and volleyball coach and oversees major initiatives within her school.  She organized a video game tournament with funds supporting mental health.  

Overcoming Adversity

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Jessica Buuck

Jessica overcame personal challenges by bettering her community.  She volunteers at the library and at her elementary school.  Jessica loves to work with kids, instilling confidence and teaching them interpersonal skills.

Sports & Recreation Leadership

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Desiree Marno

Desiree is a teacher assistant for her dance studio where her passion for dance has led her to be a role model for young dancers.  She has taught young kids invaluable lessons on gaining confidence and learning how to socialize through her years of volunteering.

Youth Leadership

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Juliana Manalo

Juliana is extensively involved within her school and community.  She started a business club and is part of the Fuse Society and Youth Leaders in Law.




For more information, contact youth@surrey.ca and check for updates on the Surrey Youth Resources or SASSY Awards pages.